An Evaluation of Pile Design in Fraser River Delta Using In-Situ Tests

by P. K. Robertson, Univ of British Columbia, Canada,
R. G. Campanella, Univ of British Columbia, Canada,
M. P. Davies, Univ of British Columbia, Canada,
A. Sy, Univ of British Columbia, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices


Modern methods of pile design often take advantage of in-situ test data. Thirteen axial pile capacity design methods have been evaluated using the results from eight full-scale pile load tests on six different driven pipe piles. The design methods, separated into direct and indirect approaches, were evaluated using data from the Cone Penetration Test (CPT). Pile driving records for continuous driving and redriving using a Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA) were also obtained on some of the piles. The analyses of the PDA data was reviewed based on the CPT results. Two methods of predicting the response of three of the piles to lateral loading were evaluated using pressuremeter and flat dilatometer test data.

Subject Headings: Pile tests | Driven piles | Hydraulic design | Rivers and streams | Field tests | Pile driving | Pipe piles | Penetration tests

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